The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to sue the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode after the latter accused APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari of receiving funding from terrorist groups.
Fani-Kayode had alleged that Buhari was being funded by ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Hamas and also said that the APC candidate was loyal to Nigerian terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
The APC campaign organization has however demanded that the PDP spokesperson retract his comments within seven days or face the law.
This was contained in a statement released on Saturday, March 21 by APC spokesperson, Garba Shehu.
The statement reads:
“Never before in Nigeria’s history has the issue of religion been applied to such sinister purposes as we have seen during the years of President Jonathan’s government. When all fails, they whip out the religious card.”
“A majority of the world’s Muslims, including Buhari, do not approve of the Al-Qaeda, and being Muslim does not translate into being pro-ISIS. Again and again, Buhari has shown commitment to ridding our country of these vermin who claim to be killing in the name of Allah, but who, in actual fact, are messengers of Satan.”
“There are some campaigners who obviously intend to escape from Nigeria after the handover of government from Jonathan to Buhari on May 29. That must be the reason why they can boldly make many of the reckless, irresponsible and defamatory statements that they have been mouthing off so flippantly throughout this campaign season. Either that or these people do not believe in our country’s judicial system. They don’t believe that one day; it will catch up with them.”
“Let me assure the PDP federal government that, under Buhari’s government, the judiciary will work. These men will be made to pay for all the many libel and fines the courts would hopefully issue for the crimes that their big mouths have committed.”
Fani-Kayode had earlier also accused Buhari of plotting to legalize gay marriage in order to gain the approval of the western world.